AUGUSTA – Sgt. 1st Class Ian Cowett of Hartford was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal with 1st Battalion, 152nd Field Artillery, Maine Army National Guard.

Cowett served in a variety of leadership positions with the 152nd Field Artillery, Maine Army National Guard.

The medal is awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States who distinguished themselves by outstanding noncombat meritorious achievement or service to the United States.

As a gunnery sergeant, Cowett spends countless hours ensuring operational readiness for the 1st Battalion, 152nd Field Artillery. The unit is headquartered in Caribou and it has firing batteries located as far north as Fort Kent and as far south as Waterville.

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